Mission: We provide support for the successful transition and unification of children back into an identified family unit. Children currently reside in temporary foster care, juvenile facilities, state supported group homes and domestic violence shelters.
Results: Obtaining an office space for therapy and educational services. Building a web-site. Providing parenting classes, family and individual therapy for clients who are referred by Child Protective Services and do not quality for insurance. Providing needed documentation for family court judges. Providing mentors for youth referred by CPS who have minimal family support.
Target demographics: Low-income families/children between the ages of 2-18 years old.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Families whose goal is unification. Professionals in the field who no longer have funds available for essential support services. Families living at umom domestic violence shelter. Teen mothers residing in Child Help Group Homes. Teens in need of mentors.
Programs: Parenting/Anger Management Classes. Mentoring. Individual, Family and Group Therapy. Support Groups, Transportation and Communication Support, Financial Assistance.
Family Unification Support Services is a wonderful program. One of the many services they provide is the mentor program. This program helps guide troubled youth, helps them to make good decisions in life and provides them with the support they need to transition into their new families or to independently live on their own. Linda Thompson's tireless efforts to support these children is admirable, she is a deeply caring individual and has the education, experience and knowledge to make her program a huge success.
Family Unification Support Services does an excellent job in helping transition children from difficult backgriunds and situations back in to their families. As a current mentor of a 16 year old in the mentor program, I have found it allows the kids to reach out to someone who is not a clinician or evaluator and discuss issues openly without being judged or diagnosed. Linda's efforts have really found a way to help bridge the needs that are not typically financially covered and she is an amazing role model.